Mother Gaia—the fertile, sustaining Divine Feminine—is the Green Christ’s Mother. She is virginal. That is, she is complete within herself, and she alone defines herself. Her home and deepest reflection is the virgin forest.
The Judean Jesus (based on the thin and biased records we have of him, at any rate) was almost exclusively concerned with his Divine Father. He had an earthly mother, Mary, but spiritually he presented himself as descended only from his Father. The Father lived “up there” in the sky, remote from the everyday world of men and women eking out a living from the bare, long-deforested desert lands. Although the biblical Jesus was known to wax poetic about the love and consideration of his Father, the aloof Father God was already present to the people of that time, respected and even feared by them. His strict justice and retributive vengeance were legendary—and no wonder, in that stark land of relentless, glittering skies and vast, empty earth. Reflecting the doctrine of the all-powerful heavenly father, the society in which the biblical Jesus arose was a deeply patriarchal one.
[Read more…] about The Green Christ and Mother Gaia—Part 2